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HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP
Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!
When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time
Where? Burlington Public Library in Tansley Woods. (It’s in a special room in the library. There’ll be a sign.)
What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, May 19th – Burlington Slam Project feat. Alessandra Naccarato
Hey Hey Burlington! The team’s getting geared up for NPS and everything’s groovy, so it must be time to slam!
We’re still in off-season for the summer, so no points-accumulation or anything of that sort, just regular-old slammy goodness, and we’re bringing in a poet of some serious magnitude to keep that poetry alive in our hearts – none other than Alessandra Naccarato!
Alessandra Naccarato is a writer, performer and teacher based on Salt Spring Island, BC. Winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, the Reader’s Choice Award for the CBC Poetry Prize, and Event Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Award, her writing has appeared across Canada and the United States. She has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist, worked with thousands of youth across the country, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.
Come on out and feed your brain! There is literally nothing better to do on a Thursday night. Believe us, we’ve checked.
Bring a fiver and a friend, hit the open mic, hit the slam, ask about volunteering if you’re interested (and want to get in for free), and get those voices ready for some noise!
Hope to see y’all out!